BBC Maple Lea (2015)

LOCATION: Lake Saint-Louis, QC

Case number: 120-735-C

The Incident
On December 17, 2015, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was notified that the German flagged general cargo vessel BBC Maple Lea (9,611 GRT) had grounded on Lake Saint-Louis in the St-Lawrence Seaway and was leaking bunkers. The CCG responded promptly and the incident was closed two days later, when the ship was refloated and continued its voyage.

The Claim
On December 15, 2017, CCG on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO/CCG) filed a claim with the Administrator in the amount of $1,329.54 pursuant to section 103 of the Marine Liability Act.

The Administrator determined that the claim was admissible under Part 7 of the Act.

Assessment and Offer
On December 19, 2017, after investigation and assessment of the claim, the Administrator made an offer to the CCG for the established amount of $1,329.54, plus interest, pursuant to section 105 of the Act. Interest was deemed in the amount of $91.68.

On January 8, 2018, the offer was accepted by DFO/CCG and on January 11, 2018, the Administrator directed payment of $1,421.22 (which included $91.68 in accrued interest) to DFO/CCG as full and final settlement.

Recovery Action
The Administrator reverted to the shipowner’s P&I Club for recovery and the P&I Club agreed to settle the claim for $1,416.47.

On March 31, 2018, the file was still open.